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Islamic State captures Syrian city of Palmyra
Islamic State captures Syrian city of Palmyra

On Thursday Islamic State reportedly completed taking the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria. The victory comes just a few days after the group seized Ramadi, Iraq.

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6.9 Magnitude Earthquake strikes Solomon Islands
6.9 Magnitude Earthquake strikes Solomon Islands

An earthquake hit close to the Solomon Islands, in the early hours of Thursday morning.

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Yingluck Shinawatra, former Thai prime minster begins her trial in Bangkok over corruption allegations
Yingluck Shinawatra, former Thai prime minster begins her trial in Bangkok over corruption allegations

Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra has begun her trial in Bangkok Tuesday for alleged negligence in a rice subsidy scheme.

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Taylor Swift breaks Vevo record
Taylor Swift breaks Vevo record

Taylor Swift has set a new Vevo record with her music video Bad Blood getting 20.1 million views in 24 hours this past week.

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David Letterman signs off after 33 year career on the Late Show
David Letterman signs off after 33 year career on the Late Show

American TV host David Letterman announced his retirement on Wednesday night, after a 33 year career as host of the Late Show on CBS.

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